CARE WHAT YOU(TH) WEAR
Project Nr.: 2020-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA
The clothes young people wear every day is an effective way to show how a single item connects them with a wider world. The production line of any item from the extraction of raw materials to production, transportation, consumption, and disposal allows them to understand better their personal connections with people from other countries and continents, as well as environment. However, the façade of the production line hides the complexity of global issues.
The overall aim of the project is to foster the commitment of young people from Europe and Asia to take an active role in meeting global challenges based on awareness and critical understanding of the phenomena of global interconnectedness. By bringing the issues of the global garment industry to young people, the project will foster quality improvements and will contribute to promoting the concept of global youth work.
The objectives of the project:
- Raise awareness of young people and youth workers of sustainability issues in the global garment industry
- Strengthen the role of youth work in dealing with the challenges of sustainable development in the global garment industry
- Develop, transfer and pilot good practices that would empower young people to take an active role in dealing with the sustainability challenges in the garment industry
- Bring a global perspective to youth work by fostering cooperation and exchange of knowledge, perceptions, and good practices between the partners from Europe and Asia.
- ΙΑΣΙΣ ΑμΚΕ
- Global Citizens’ Academy
- AssociazioneTDM 2000
- GlobalInitiative For Exchange and Development Inc
- VolunteersInitiative Nepal
The target group of the project is youth workers, volunteers and young people in general wanting to get involved in such initiatives.
- International training courses will be dedicated to developing the competencies of youth workers in global youth work
- Job shadowing, aiming to provide the possibilities for youth workers to explore the realities in different parts of the global supply chain of the garment industry and understand the global connections that arise through the consumption and production patterns of clothes.
- International seminars will bring together the youth workers from partner countries
- Development of a Toolkit
- Piloting sessions with young people